The Washington Information Directory is the essential one-stop source for information on U.S. governmental and nongovernmental agencies and organizations. Organized topically, this thoroughly researched guide provides capsule descriptions and contact information that help users quickly and easily find the right person at the right organization. The Washington Information Directory offers three easy ways to find information: by name, by organization, and through detailed subject indexes. It focuses on the Washington metropolitan area - an organization must have an office in Washington to be listed. It also includes dozens of resource boxes on particular topics, organization charts for all federal agencies, and information about the FOIA and privacy legislation. With more than 10,000 listings and coverage of evolving presidential administration, the 2018 - 2019 Edition features contact information for the following: Congress and federal agencies Nongovernmental organizations Policy groups and political action committees Foundations and institutions Governors and other state officials U.S. ambassadors and foreign diplomats Congressional caucuses

Social Sciences

Social sciences



National Institutes of Health (NIH) (Health and Human Services Dept.), Behavioral and Social Sciences Research (OBSSR),Bldg. 31, 31 Center Dr., #B1C 19, Bethesda, MD 20892-0183; (301) 402-1146. Fax, (301) 402-1150. Dr. William Riley, Director.


Works to advance behavioral and social sciences training, to integrate a biobehavioral perspective across the NIH, and to improve communication among scientists and with the public. Develops funding initiatives for research and training. Sets priorities for research. Provides training and career development opportunities for behavioral and social scientists. Links minority students with mentors. Organizes cultural workshops and lectures.

National Museum of Natural History (Smithsonian Institution), Library,10th St. and Constitution Ave. N.W., East Court, 1st Floor, 20560-0154 (mailing address: P.O. Box 37012, MRC 154, Washington, DC 20013-7012); (202) 633-1680. Barbara P. ...

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